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From Broken To Rejoicing

Friday, January 11th, 2013

SPACER
Black Jesus“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

Many times we talk to God. broken and despairing. We can sometimes feel that we are so unlovable that even God will not receive us. Beloved, this is not true. He is waiting with open arms. Seek His healing and forgiveness. I did.

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What Has 40 Years of Abortion Done to America?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

November 27, 2012

Contact: Allan E. Parker
210-614-7157
info@txjf.org

PRESS ADVISORY AND RELEASE

WHO: Experts Including Women Hurt By Abortion
WHAT: Media Briefing
WHERE: National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
WHEN: December 4, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ISSUE: The Impact of Abortion on Women, Families, and Society

Washington, D.C. – On December 4, 2012, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., an impressive and diverse group of experts and witnesses with personal experience of abortion will present a three hour media briefing and background session on the topic: “What Has 40 Years of Abortion Done to America?”

The purpose of the briefing is to provide access to a broad spectrum of experts, including women hurt by abortion, for news media preparing news stories regarding the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. All presenters will make their written statements available to be used in any format, without embargo. Presenters will provide evidence, documentation and background material that will assist all reporters in preparing thoughtful analytical pieces that present both sides of the issue of legalized abortion. The event is being hosted by The Justice Foundation.

Operation Outcry is a project of The Justice Foundation and has now collected over 5,200 legally admissible testimonies from women of how their abortion hurt them. Five of these women will present their individual abortion stories showing the diverse range of experiences of abortion and its aftermath. The U.S. Supreme Court has cited Operation Outcry’s testimonies for the proof that “some women come to regret aborting the infant life they once created and sustained…” “Severe depression and loss of esteem can follow.” Gonzales v. Carhart (2007).

Speakers include: (full bios will be available on www.40yearsafterabortion.org by Dec. 4)

“Abortion Hurt Me Personally and Millions of Others” – Carmen Pate (Senior Director of Community in Action with Truth in Action) and Operation Outcry Women Hurt by Abortion- Myra Myers, Rebecca Porter, Julie Thomas and Cindy Collins

“Scientific Evidence That Abortion Hurts Women” – Dr. Martha Shuping, MD, Psychiatrist

“Impact of Abortion on African-American Community” – Dr. Alveda King, National  Spokesperson for Silent No More Awareness Campaign

“Impact of Abortion on Women’s Health, Millions of Pre-Term Births” – Dr. Freda  McKissic Bush, MD, FACOG practicing OB-GYN in Jackson, Mississippi; Fellow in the  American College OB-GYN

“Abortion Causes Breast Cancer” – Dr. Angela Lanfranchi MD FACS, Breast Cancer  Surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and certified by the American  Board of Surgery; Co-Founder and President of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute

“Impact of Abortion on Men” – Kevin Burke, Rachel’s Vineyard Licensed  social worker; Co-Author of “Redeeming A Father’s Heart-Men Share Powerful Stories  of Abortion Loss and Recovery”

“Abortion Has Corrosively Politicized the Supreme Court” – Allan Parker, Attorney and  President, The Justice Foundation; Co-Host, “Faces of Abortion” Television Program;  former Professor of Law

Jeanneane Maxon, VP of External Affairs and Corporate Counsel for Americans United  for Life;

“40 Years of Abortion Has Politicized Medicine and Science” – Dr. Byron C. Calhoun,  MD, FACOG, FACS, MBA; Diplomate Board Certified by the American Board of  Obstetrics and Gynecology in General Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the sub- specialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; authored over 70 peer review articles in the  Obstetric and Gynecologic literature

“Are We Better Off After 40 Years?” – Georgette Forney, Co-Founder of Silent No More  Awareness Campaign

“Promises Unkept: 40 Years of Legal Abortion Has Failed to Lower Child Abuse, Crime, and Out of Wedlock Births” – Michael New, Assist. Professor of Political Science,  Master’s degree in Statistics and a doctorate in Political Science from Stanford  University in 2002

“Abortion in New York (Abortion Capital USA): Painful Lessons” – Christopher Bell, President, Good Counsel

“Abortion Has Caused Increased Violence Against Women” – Molly White, Founder and Director of Women for Life International – USA

“Abortion’s War on Possibility and the Beauty of Adoption” – Ryan Scott Bomberger, Chief  Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation (exposed the disproportionate impact of  abortion in the Black community and the racism of Planned Parenthood; adoptee and  adoptive father)

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Black leaders release new report, urging DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

The National Black Prolife Coalition, has released a new report on the harmful impact of abortion. Visit the website for the latest on the report which was released on Capitol Hill. Click here National Black Prolife Colation

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Rules of the Game: Stay in your lane

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Can anyone imagine Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King, Jr. blowing up an abortion clinic? Please think about this; a statesman and a preacher, both were professed African American (or Negros in their day) Christians. These two men lived in different eras, they did not share common vocations, and yet many would agree that they delivered their inspiring and uplifting messages with dignity and courage. When you heard them speak, you didn’t want to destroy life, you wanted to pursue life, liberty and happiness.

I’m asking this question about Douglass and King because for some reason, the prolife community is often perceived to be a bunch of kooks who go around blowing up abortion mills and baby killing centers. In all actuality, the first people known to blow up an abortion mill were Black Panthers in the 20th century. They considered abortion to be a genocidal threat to the Black community, and attempted to curtail the scourge. Again, I am not advocating their choice of methods.

These types of misconceptions, that prolife people are violent should be corrected. For the most part, members of the Prolife Movement are nonviolent. There are, however various discrepancies regarding messaging and methods among the various branches of the Prolife Movement. Sometimes, these issues create tension that could generally be avoided if we could only learn and follow the rules of the game and stay in our own lane.

There is a process that many sane people regard. This process can be identified as “knowing how to drive, following the rules, and staying in your lane.” When people are taught to drive, they learn that both respect and courtesy for the other drivers are very important if one wishes to stay alive while driving. Generally, people who drive on the roads of life are not usually going the same place, even if they are sometimes driving in the same direction. Yet, the common goal is generally a desire to get where one is going safely and on time.

These same principles should be regarded in any movement, especially the Prolife Movement. For example, I am post abortive, and am a strong supporter of speaking out regarding the harms of abortion and also advocating post abortion healing. I do however have some friends who feel that it is more important to teach women to remain abstinent or celibate until they are ready to become mothers. I happen to agree that abstinence is a major strategy in the prolife message and choose not to contend with those who have a predominately abstinence ministry. In other words, it would not be in my lane to ask them to stop delivering their abstinence message and do a post abortion healing message because that is more important. Both messages are important.

Staying in our lanes helps all the bases to be covered. Some will do voter registration. Good! Some will write letters to Congress. Good! Some will pray at abortion mills. Good! Some will operate pregnancy care centers. Good! Some will file necessary law suits! Some will donate diapers, milk, clothes, booties, etc. Good! All of us can pray, and all of us can donate time and money to the cause! Did I miss your lane? Is there some contribution you are making that isn’t covered here? Please let me know! Your work is very important, and we need to know you!

The main thing is, on God’s highway, the sanctity of life has drivers in all lanes and therefore the bases are covered! Let us be mindful to be supportive in prayer, respectful in serving and courteous when we have differing opinions and methods. There are no big I’s and little You’s in God’s kingdom after all.

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Please pray for Mama King’s Women’s Ministry

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Titus 2:3-4 “But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.”

Every year, I am a guest speaker at a women’s conference sponsored by the First Lady of our church, Believers’ Bible Christian Church. Mrs. Anna McNair has been leading the women on a “Women’s Advance” each summer for 23 years. Along with this special time of ministry, “Mama King” also mentors young women regarding life and the grace of Jesus.

Sometimes, people call me a hypocrite saying that because I am a three time divorcee, and a post abortive mother, I don’t have anything to say to women today. Well, I do have a grateful and humble testimony about the love and forgiveness of God and the transforming power of the Blood of Jesus. How God anointed Alveda King, who has a testimony like the Woman at the Well and the Woman caught in the Act, how God anointed Mama King to tell the truth and shame the devil!

God has set me free, and now as a mother and a grandmother, I am teaching my children, the people God allows me to humbly mentor, and groups of women on how to love themselves, their husbands and children, and to love and obey God.

Along these lines, I will be ministering to a Women’s group in Manassas, VA this weekend at Reconciliation Community Church where Pastor John Peyton is Senior Pastor. Since I joined his pilgrimage to Israel as the guest of a mutual dear friend who is co-sponsor to the Israel mission ministry, Pastor John continues to be an inspiration in the prolife ministry and a force to be reckoned with!

Also, I met one of my Facebook friends, Jennifer Washington face to face. Her testimony is so powerful: She had an abortion and for many years was depressed and sad about her decision. She has been a friend on Facebook and had learned about Rachel’s Vineyard from my own experience. She said that I “have been so instrumental in my coming out from the darkness and speaking out about my testimony. I even attended a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat because of your work. We are Rachael’s Vineyard “sisters” and she is a vessel of honor used by God to tell the truth and shame the devil.

Our mutual goal of leading souls to Christ and sharing God’s love by the power of the Holy Spirit is such a blessing.

Have a blessed weekend everyone!

(Titus 2:1-5 ESV)

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“A Voice for Life “, A Must See Movie About Survival

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Melissa Ohden is an abortion survivor and has a remarkable story to share. I first met her when she visited the Priests for Life offices last year.

A friend of mine asked me to promote this film. Here is what he said about it.

I have previewed the 1 hour film “A Voice For Life.” Every pregnancy resource center should have a copy! I have found it to be a unique, sensitive, compassionate and realistic presentation of a woman, who, as a 7 month fetus, survived a Saline Abortion. This story is a very best expression of our pro-life ideals and desires and ministry. Melissa Ohden has done a wonderful job of telling her story in a way that sanctifies life, honors God, and meets the needs of many hurting people. I found it interesting that many post-abortive women received a measure of healing from hearing Melissa’s story, and a number of them emotionally “adopted” her in place of the child they had aborted, giving them some measure of comfort in their pain.

Melissa is available to speak at events. Contact info and bio is found at: http://www.melissaohden.com/bio

This is a wonderful website. Check out the “media” link for a number of video clips detailing victories over abortion.

The website to obtain the one hour video is www.avoiceforlife.com.

View the trailer now!

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Fibromyalgia, Abortion and artificial/invasive birth control chemicals and procedures… Really?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Philip Ney relates the story of a patient of his who developed fibromyalgia, which causes chronic pain without any apparent cause. He found that she had undergone an abortion just before this pain began, and since then, has developed a theory that in some cases, the pain of fibromyalgia may in fact be caused by chemicals released by the aborted baby’s flesh when it is torn apart. These chemicals cross the placenta, and lodge in the mother’s nervous system. In reality, she is feeling not her own pain, but that of her aborted child. We have not yet begun to understand all the implications of abortion, and of how destroying a child in the womb destroys the rest of us.

Let’s pray that our society may forsake abortion and find healing.

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My Speech at the World Congress of Families

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

[The speech below is available online here.
Click here to view a video of me giving this speech in Madrid.]

The Culture of Life v. the Culture of Death:
The Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Today

Thank you very much for inviting me and for allowing me to take part in this very important conference. It’s an honor to be here.

Today, I stand before you as part of the greatest civil rights struggle facing the world in the 21st century – the battle to end discrimination against the unborn.

The 20th century battle over skin color and the battle today for the unborn both have profound religious and moral components. At their core, both battle for civil rights. I know this to be true from reason and from painful personal experience.

I was born into the civil rights movement, on January 22, 1951. My uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his brother, my Daddy, the Reverend A.D. King, Uncle M.L.’s right-hand man, were preachers and civil rights warriors. They were often called “the sons of thunder!”

As a girl, I lived under a system of segregation called Jim Crow laws. These laws said that African Americans had to sit on the back of the bus and were treated as “second class citizens.”

Under Jim Crow laws, we could not eat at the same restaurants as whites, stay in the same hotels, or even drink out of the same water fountains. And we did not have the right to vote.

The Jim Crow system of legal segregation was based on a lie – the lie that some people are less human than others.

People were lynched; beaten with clubs and metal pipes; were mauled by dogs.

Playmates of mine died in a Birmingham, Alabama church bombing. My family’s home was firebombed. My Uncle M.L. was gunned down. And my Daddy was found dead in the family swimming pool under suspicious circumstances.

We were considered to be less than human, so our masters could do whatever they wanted to us.

The attitudes toward the unborn put forth by the culture of death today are remarkably similar to the attitudes of racists toward African Americans in the 1950s.

Blacks in the 1950s and babies in the womb today were and are considered to be less than fully human. Both were and are the victims of oppression and violence, but society doesn’t want to recognize, much less confront the oppression and violence. It’s just too unpleasant.

Now, you may have heard that pro-lifers in the United States have been successful in passing state laws that give a pregnant woman the right to view an ultrasound image of her baby before an abortion. The culture of death is opposing these laws with all their might. They know the power of an image.

In 1961, a journalist captured The Freedom Riders, a group of blacks and whites who tested a Supreme Court decision by riding in an integrated bus together traveling through the South, on film. As the bus pulled into Birmingham, Alabama, a mob was waiting to attack the Freedom Riders with clubs, pipes, and whatever else they could find. This photojournalist reported that as soon as someone in the mob saw someone with a camera, the camera was taken from him and smashed.

The oppressors did not want people to see the violence of discrimination.

But America did see. The film in one of the smashed cameras miraculously survived and photos of innocent people being attacked, lying on the ground in their own blood, were printed across the United States. It was a turning point in the campaign for civil rights.

The victims of racism now had faces. They bled. They were human beings. The photos of their plight spoke in ways that words could not.

Then and now, the culture of death tries to make their victims invisible.

Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life in the United States always says, “America will not reject abortion until America sees abortion.”

It’s harder to kill a baby than a blob of tissue. And the culture of death knows this.

The death industry built on the bodies of unborn babies has done a remarkable job of selling itself to the public as a respectable, charitable enterprise. But Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses around the world really fit Jesus’ description of the Pharisees, who were “like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside, but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean.” (Matt 23:27)

That’s the abortion industry!

Not long ago Planned Parenthood offices all across the United States were caught on tape, willingly accepting donations from a man who said he wanted his donation to be used only for the abortion of black babies. He said he wanted to reduce the black population. Not one Planned Parenthood office refused his money. See the global connection?

Even now, reports reveal that abortion clinics in Great Britain are willing to break the law by performing sex selection abortions and giving women abortion request forms that already contain a doctor’s pre-approving signature.

The global culture of death and the culture of racism are working together for a mutual goal.

Consider Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist and a racist and the founder of Planned Parenthood. When she said she wanted more children from the fit and fewer children from the unfit, it didn’t take much imagination to figure out what she meant. I’ll just say that I don’t think she would have wanted me, an African American woman to have more children.

Remember – legal abortion has done to African Americans what the Ku Klux Klan and their fellow racists only dreamed of.

Since 1973, 14 million black babies have been aborted in the United States. That’s one-third of the current number of blacks in the U.S. It’s as if a plague swept through black neighborhoods and killed one of every four people. That plague was real, though, and it came in the form of abortion clinics.

Abortion destroys the physical bodies of God’s tiny children and also destroys the family, including the black family.

The decline in marriage and family isn’t limited to the black community in the United States. It’s happening among every ethnic group and every nation where abortion has broken the bond between mother and child, father and child, and mother and father.

Of the many factors involved in the dramatic decline in two-parent homes, the destruction of children is at the top of the list.

The damage is global.

After two abortions, nearly 40 years ago, I know the emotional devastation, the sense of loss, and the guilt abortion causes. I was the victim of discrimination and the loss of rights in my youth. Then I became the perpetrator of discrimination and the victimizer of my own children in my adulthood.

I allowed myself to believe the culture of death’s lie when Planned Parenthood told me that my baby was just a blob of tissue. I believed the people in the office that day when they told me that everything would be fine.

Everything wasn’t fine. They lied. And I became not just a victimizer, but also a victim of abortion. I stayed a victim for years. But God changed that.

I praise Him for ministries such as Rachel’s Vineyard, and Silent No More Awareness where women like me can finally find healing from the pain of abortion.

Yes, the culture of death sells abortion as the answer to personal problems and societal problems.

Want to go to school? Abort your baby.

Want to have a good job? Terminate your pregnancy.

Feel overwhelmed by your current situation? The abortion clinic will help you.

In the U.S. in the 1960s we were told that legal abortion would reduce child abuse.

Today we’re even being told that abortions are healthier for women than childbirth.

According to the culture of death, abortions help everyone. After all, even the unwanted child would have an unhappy life; it’s for his own good that he be destroyed.

The funny thing is, I’ve never met an unwanted child who would have rather been aborted.

And I’ve never seen a community or a nation thrive that kills its children.

The culture of death has done its sales job in North America, Europe, and Japan. It’s now trying to convince the developing world that the way to health, peace, and prosperity is for it to make abortions freely available.

All lies! Wait until the first generation that stops having children gets old; until the side effects of abortion and related pregnancy prevention methods kill your babies and make mothers sick. Abortion and pregnancy prevention drugs and surgeries take a toll on women’s health; then women have fewer children and become sicker over a period of time.

Remember, people who have been led by the culture of death to choose themselves over their children inevitably face the consequences of that choice.

Abortion doesn’t just kill babies, abortion hurts women and kills nations. Abortion kills the future.

The culture of death, through its spokespersons at Planned Parenthood and the United Nations, is now offering to Africa and South America this future to embrace:

- Legal abortion – so that you can have an education and a career, and so you don’t have to die in childbirth or in an unapproved abortion clinic.

- Singleness – because if you don’t have children, why bother getting married?

- Homosexuality – because no one should be discriminated against (even if compassion says to tell the truth about what the Bible says)

- Women’s Health issues will become worse, with possible connections to breast cancer, cervical cancer, depression and other health related issues.

And, of course, when everything starts to collapse, the culture of death brings in its final recommendation – euthanasia – the ultimate expression of hopelessness.

Yet, there is hope in Jesus!

Uncle M.L. once sat in a Birmingham, Alabama jail, arrested for planning a non-violent demonstration against that city’s segregation policies.

There Uncle M.L. wrote to pastors and other critics; “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

He knew and was experiencing the injustice of discrimination and its impact on blacks. Today, we know and experience discrimination’s deadly impact on invisible, unwanted babies in the womb. Making African Americans equal under the law must have seemed as far away to Uncle M.L. in that jail cell as making unborn babies equal under the law does to us in this room today.

But he had a dream…

The culture of death is self-focused.

The culture of life is Christ focused.

The culture of death has lots of money and media behind it.

We have the truth.

We must love and help our neighbors, our brothers and sisters in countries from around the world to live and not die.

Friends, the right to be born is the ultimate civil right. Without life, no other rights exist.

The culture of death is dying. Those close to extinction wail loudest.

Now is the time to stand for life and preach the truth in love.

Love never fails.

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Jesus is the ROCK – Let the Truth roll! March on Mighty WARRIORS!

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

When Rush Limbaugh recently called a young lady a slut for wanting to support the HHS Mandate that would pay for free birth control I was dismayed to hear a young lady called a slut because I know that you don’t win women to the Kingdom of God by calling us sluts.

There’s a website out called “Rock the Slut Vote” and it has a long list of categories that would perhaps cause a woman to be a slut. When I look at that list, I see that I have done many things on there in my lifetime before I got on my journey into the Kingdom of God in 1983 – a journey that started with repentance. Yes, repentance from my sinful mistakes, many of which are listed here.

So I was dismayed by the women celebrating being called a “slut” – not that I don’t sympathize with their need for expression – but do want to say to ladies that it’s not a badge of honor to be called a slut.

Ladies should not be called bad names. We house the wombs of the world and the wombs of the future. And so we should be regarded and cherished and respected as every human being should be respected. That’s why I found the “slut” website to be so disturbing.

The “slut” website just begs for attention from WARRIOR women; women of compassion – many of us who have been called sluts or worse, and have lived and overcome to tell our stories.

Why clear thinking women, strong women with directional purpose and goals would choose to wear a slut banner is kind of odd to me. I understand their pain, But I have found along my journey in life of over sixty years now that repentance is good for the soul.

And yes, much of the conduct is sin and not a badge of honor. No woman should want to have taxpayers pay to subsidize her sexual conduct of choice. That’s what the HHS mandate calls for by the way. Free birth control.

Ladies, if we are woman enough to choose to have sex, we should be woman enough to not require other people to foot the bill. Fair is fair.

So, again, there can be no revival without repentance. There are young women who basically need to hear the truth that there are certain kinds of behavior that will bring us greif including what we experience with the birth control, the abortions which are linked to breast cancer, cervical cancer, birth control that’s invasive leading to heart attacks and strokes. Top that off with knowing that when birth control fails, women sometimes get pregnant and choose to get abortions. There’s a long list of all these problems.

I can give you a few links from my own website, from my own research.

So anyway, I find the slut website disturbing. I find Rush’s terminology of the young lady disturbing. It’s time now to put away the injurious words and bring about healing. After all, JESUS ROCKS!

That’s why I’ve joined with my sisters at Silent No More Awareness and we are also joining with the WARRIOR women. I’m also a WARRIOR woman with the National Black Pro-life Coalition.

The Bible says that the older women should teach the younger women. I’m an old lady now, and I speak this truth in love, cuz love never fails.

Love,
Mama King

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The Right to Have Sex

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Please allow me to begin this discussion from a Bible perspective. In Genesis 1:28, God said “be fruitful and multiply.” Soon after, God created the first marriage between the Man Adam and his Wife Eve. They were the world’s first married couple, and the gave us the first historical record of the marriage and family model. From this model, we receive the marriage between one man and woman model for our foundational marriage model. Sex between a husband and a wife, resulting in the birth of their children is the “procreative” model for marriage.

Now, if you don’t read the Bible or don’t agree with the Bible, perhaps you might agree with the next point:

Surely we all agree that adults should and do have the right to have sex, or not to have sex. Or at least we should. For children and youth, it is more than likely better that they wait until they are adults to enter into the realm of human sexuality. After all, there are so many other things that youth and children have to think about, like grades, doing well in school, excelling in extracurricular activities like the arts, sports, intellectual pursuits and school clubs and the like.

So, if we follow the above premise, the question is, should my tax dollars pay for your right to have sex? In other words, a person may feel or believe that he or she cannot have sex unless the option of using birth control drugs or having an abortion is in the mix of the decision. Should my tax dollars pay to support their decision to use birth control and abortion?

Or, let me ask it this way. I believe that everyone should read the Bible and obey God’s word. Should your tax dollars pay for me to buy Bibles and pass them out so that people can learn the principals from the points in the first paragraph?

Take a good look at the Constitution of the United States. Have a real good read, and let me know when you find the passage that states that all Americans have the right to have sex at taxpayer’s expense. Maybe I’m just missing it. Obama Care and the HHS Mandate that orders that tax dollars can be used to pay for birth control, and the funding of $1 Million dollars a day to Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider all boil down to our tax dollars paying for people’s sexual decisions.

One of the most frustrating things about this whole Obama Care and the HHS mandate situation is that they are pretty much saying that people have the right to have their decisions to not only have sex, but in some cases fornicate or commit adultery and then use dire consequences like abortion drugs and birth control drugs to counteract some results of their sexual choices.

If anyone can lay a claim to the right of people to engage in sex it would be Christians. After all, we have a mandate to “be fruitful and multiply.” Of course this directive is designed to take place in a loving relationship between a husband and his wife. Also, we are under directives to “choose life,” and not shed innocent blood. The document that supports our position is the Bible where in Genesis 9:6-7 God commands us,

“Whoever sheds human blood,
by humans shall their blood be shed;
for in the image of God
has God made humankind.

As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.” Another translation says: “I want you and your family to have many children.” (Thank God for the blood of Jesus!)

But God didn’t tell us to just go out and have sex with anyone and everyone we wanted to have sex with. He left us guidelines in which we should follow His command. People have free will and can choose to follow God’s command and do it within His guidelines. They also have free will to not follow his command or to disregard his guidelines and we’re seeing in our culture what happens when we do that.

I believe in following God’s guidelines when it comes to having sex. I won’t engage in sex until I’m married, if I get married again. I believe in living a chaste life and I expect the same of any perspective mates. That’s the way God designed it and that’s what I believe works best. That includes not using birth control but rather self-control. Now, I didn’t always believe this, and definitely didn’t understand this or agree with this. As a result, I ended up having abortions, casual sex, and engaged in other behaviors that brought me grief. Link to how can the dream survive testimony. Thank God for His mercy, leading me to repentance and restoration!

If others want to have sex casually and use contraceptives, that’s their business. I will pray for them and ask God to open their eyes to the truth that abortion and birth control drugs kill babies, hurt women and destroy families. Just don’t ask me to pay for contraceptives and abortions because I know they are not healthcare. I know the dangers of the lifestyle of promiscuous sex, birth control drugs and abortions. I should not be forced to support abortion and birth control drugs, which are linked to harm for women – not with my hard earned dollars, or any dollars.

If women become pregnant then let’s step up to the plate and try to meet the mothers at their point of need; and save the lives of their unborn babies within any lawful means possible. That’s where the pregnancy care programs come in. I believe we are called to show mercy, love and compassion for the least among us. The mothers and their babies are defenseless and we must speak up for them. As Edmond Burke said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” I don’t intend on letting evil triumph on my watch. And again, don’t ask me to subsidize abortions and harmful birth control drugs like the HHS Mandate is trying to do with the $1 premium in every medical policy.

Were it not for the fact that Jesus has already won the victory over sin and evil by His death on the cross and resurrection from the dead I could see how so many people might feel like our situation is hopeless. But it’s not. We have hope in Jesus, in His promise that when He said, “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18).

All too often, people think that they know better what’s good for them than God. I used to think that way myself. This train of thought leads us to doing things our own way. Even using abortions and birth control drugs to empower women to choose when they will become mothers once seemed like a good thing to do. Never mind that we as women start out thinking we are smarter than God and saying that we’ll decide when we want life to come forth from our sexual acts. And when we do become pregnant, we choose to abort the baby because we aren’t ready to have a family. I learned the hard way that this is sinful thinking. Sin gets piled upon sin and before you know it society is dying and people wonder why. Sin leads to death, death of the soul and the body.

And let’s not leave the men out of this discussion please. Men and women together must begin to take responsibility for sexual decisions. After all, it takes “two to tango,” and babies have two parents, a man and a woman.

The abortion industry and Planned Parenthood in particular are trying to convince everyone that sex is good and everyone should have sex. Now, they have part of that right, sex is good… They just leave out the part that good sex is best experienced God’s way. They’ve been very successful with the lies and half truths so far. We must reverse course right now, before it’s too late and our society collapses. God will not bless a corrupt people. God will discipline His people as a father disciplines His children. We won’t like it but it will and must be done for our own good.

I’m truly speaking from the voice of experience. I used to do things “my way.” Then, I would ask God to bless my mess. That plan didn’t work for me. Only God’s way keeps proving to be the best, and for me the only way. Ladies, we have issues, and we need healing. My friends, we need revival in the land. There can be no revival without repentance.

So as the battle rages on, live your lives as you will, serving the Lord or rejecting Him. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

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